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Markdown is a lightweight, plain-text, markup language. It is used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting (Questions, answers, wikis, chat).

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HTML tables are unusable [duplicate]

I want to modify https://stackoverflow.com/revisions/56857772/2#:~:text=http%3A%2F%2F%20www.%20example,user%20%40%20example.com Source The following **bold** parts of URLs *may* be case-sensitive, ...
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Escaping a backtick with a backslash in backtick-delimited inline code seems to be broken

In the comments, you can use `\`` to escape a (code formatted) backtick, like so: resulting in However, in question (and answer) posts, it doesn't work. It ends up looking like three backticks: ```....
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Bold text conversion doesn't work across paragraph break

When there is a paragraph break between two bold codes (double asterisk), the asterisks are displayed and nothing is bolded.  Is it a bug, or intentional? Possibly related; not duplicate: Markdown ...
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Post formatting is not accurate for numbered lists of code blocks. Is this a bug?

Compare the way this list looks in the post versus the screenshot of the preview: text: 1. { label: `Baz ${x ? n1 : n2}`, kind: "B", } satisfies B, 1. { label: `Baz ${x ? n1 : n2}` ...
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Inline code in blog contains raw markdown (backticks) instead of proper inline code

In the recent blog post on Rust & the White House, there's some unescaped Markdown: (and Rust will let you explicitly mark code `unsafe`) But suppose you can’t rewrite your entire C or C++ ...
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Code formatting sometimes overflows to the right column

Here is an example in this now-deleted question: Copy-pasting the problematic line here: SELECT enterpriseid, lastUpdated, oldrecords,case when array_size(newrecords)>0 then ...
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feature request: make numbered list formatting less math unfriendly

As explained in this other post, numbered list formatting can be quite math unfriendly. Would it be possible to use a new numbered list, used on circles, squared or "bracketed" numbers, as ...
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What is the best formatting to quote an LLM/ChatGPT question/answer?

Say I want to mention what ChatGPT said. How is the best way to delineate what is the prompt and what is the response?
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Markdown for links in comments sometimes breaks with angle brackets and nested square brackets

The following markdown: [[example].com](https://www.example.com) (<https://www.example.com/abc>) Produces this in a post: [example].com (https://www.example.com/abc) But this in a comment: [[...
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Markdown inside HTML tags breaks formatting when switching to Rich text mode

This behavior is relevant to the Stacks Editor (used by default in SO Teams, and as an optional mode here on MSE). How to reproduce: Enter the following text in Markdown (with preview) mode: <sub&...
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Moderator action popup doesn't support Markdown, but contains item with it

Moderator action popup has an option "convert to edit": * text autotranslated to English Original text here is: Answers should be converted to an edit of the question when they represent ...
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Space to first character after quote broken if full stop [period] used

If you quote a number & add a full stop after it, the formatting jumps off to the left. > 1234 > 1234. > 123456789. > 1234567891. 1234 1234567891. It seems it keeps moving left ...
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Markdown errors in blog post about RAG

Editor note: While there's at least one other applicable tag, I'd like to leave it at four tags to allow for a status-* tag. In this blog post, there's an unusual use of a code block to quote LLM ...
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Mistake in code in recent blog post

The recent blog post looks like this: Timing of the blogpost aside, can the post be updated to remove python at the start of the code block? I presume someone intended to set the language and instead ...
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Produce a continuous bar on the left side of a blockquote of several paragraphs [duplicate]

I have an issue producing a continuous bar on the left side of a quotation if there are several paragraphs. If I push them together the bar becomes continuously, but the whole text isn't separated in ...
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Enhancement Request: Attribution Block Markdown

Over at Worldbuilding we constantly bring images and quotes in from outside sources. I suspect other Stacks do that a lot, too. When it comes to images, charts, and graphs, we want people to properly ...
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Why is my MathJax formatting so messed up? [duplicate]

Just look at this mess. The following source: We have $G$ solvable, so that we can find a tower of subgroups $$ G = G_0 \supset G_1 \supset\cdots\supset G_m = 1 $$ so that the conditions on ...
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Unparsed Markdown in blog post "Ask like a human: Implementing semantic search on Stack Overflow"

Here is the blog post I'm referring to. See this paragraph (link ommitted from paragraph as it isn't relevant here) Building on the work we did to build course recommendations, we used the same ...
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More fun with "Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code."

I have tried to post the following to Stack Overflow: I have a very simple HTML form embedded in an email I send to people who have subscribed to my blog so they can confirm their email addresses. ...
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URLs in double quotes are not resolved [duplicate]

There seems to be a bug inasmuch that there is a disparity between the auto-resolving of Stack Exchange URLs within double-quotes contained in posts in normal viewing mode and in edit mode. Example (...
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How to escape spoiler in blockquote that starts with exclamation point

How can I "escape" the spoiler syntax when putting some text in a blockquote that starts with an exclamation point? https://webapps.stackexchange.com/a/170880/267540 Here is the text that ...
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Bolding in the first cell may remove it from the table

I noticed this bug in my Lit answer when I bolded the first column in some rows. The preview works (as it always does). The actual post does not, and those bolded cells are just missing: ...
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Code highlighting and image placement breaks despite correct syntax

Signal Processing answer, normal vs preview: It's only toward the bottom of the post, yet it doesn't happen toward bottom of a much longer post. I confirmed it's also reproduced only with the ...
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Missing a backtick from Markdown table in preview was well rendered, but not server side

Related: https://askubuntu.com/a/1464175/93706 In the table below, 1{print} is missing its closing backtick. The preview handles this well by having it render as plain text instead of code but when ...
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Comment markdown formatting doesn't render correctly when immediately followed by a forward slash

Consider either of the following Markdown formatting examples: a**b**/c a*b*/c They will (as expected) render as ab/c and ab/c, respectively, in posts. However, in comments, it does not work for some ...
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What tool is there for creating Stack Exchange markup language tables which do not involve typing the tables one key-stroke at a time?

The Stack Exchange (SE) network has many different websites to support the learning of natural languages. Links to some of these SE sites are provided below: German / Deutsch | Spanish / Espanol ...
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Long, formatted spoilers: word wrap? [duplicate]

So we have ye olde spoiler: Ah. But you want a fancy spoiler. We can do that too, by using pre html tags. But suppose you want a spoiler that is both fancy and somewhat lengthy. Is there a way to ...
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Why aren't two subscripts in same line allowed in MathJax?

I'm trying to write the following equation on math.SE: (\mathcal L_r \eta)_{\mu_1...\mu_p}=(r+p)\eta_{\mu_1...\mu_n} However, you will find that if you put this expression between dollar signs, it ...
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What is the proper way to emphasize the central sentence of a question (if there is any)?

It's quite common for authors, in the post body, to emphasize a sentence which is 'central' to their question. It's often similar to the title, and for well-written questions with some introduction, ...
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Image markdown - remove to re-add isn't smooth

If I edit a post to swap a quick phone snap for a properly cropped version, straightened & punched up in Photoshop to be more legible, better exposed [a dozen reasons I edit many photos a day ...
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Can one use Markdown in the contact page?

I wonder whether using Markdown in the contact page (https://meta.stackexchange.com/contact) will be properly rendered to the readers.
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Markdown rendering changed for this quoted bullet list

This answer contains some quoted bullet list that used to be better displayed. What happened? In 2017: Now:
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Text following a setext heading in a <pre> blocks is rendered in editor preview as non-pre-formatted text

I noticed that if one puts a setext heading and some following text inside a <pre> block, the text following the setext heading gets rendered in the editor preview as non-pre-formatted text. My ...
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How can I change the Markdown of a post that was created using the "Ask Wizard"? It's formatted using 'heading' formatting

Take a look at this (badly asked) question: When I try to implement the project it fails and I get this error I tried to change the Markdown of the question since the text is enlarged and in bold: ...
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Email does not support SE-style Markdown, to everyone's disappointment

I just received an email from Stack Overflow community support, checking in with me about why I haven't taken moderator activites on Constructed Language Stack Exchange lately. The answer is simple; ...
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Font size in the Stacks Editor when editing Markdown is too small; please increase it to match current editor

I've been using the Stacks Editor's Markdown preview mode, and I've found the font size to be a bit too small, which makes the text harder to read for me. Here's how it looks like in Microsoft Edge on ...
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Direct links don't render when inside square-bracketed text, although the preview shows them correctly

Normally, pasting the URL of a Stack Exchange post (from the same site that you're posting on) results in it being rendered into hypertext showing the title of the post. This is a nice shortcut for ...
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Links in comments delimited by less-than/greater-than signs occasionally include the delimiting greater-than sign

Over at Stack Overflow, I wrote a comment that renders like this: and links to https://wg21.link/p2128>, which returns 404. The way I wrote the link in the markup is <https://wg21.link/p2128>...
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Special characters in moderators' names break formatting in 'whois' response

The Teachers' Lounge has a chatbot with a whois function listing moderators for a specific site. The response is in italics, but it's a Markdown message, and moderator names with an underscore at the ...
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How to set the specific part links in questions or answers to jump to them with Markdown Editing? [duplicate]

As shown below, I'm trying to set the specific part links in an answer to jump to them with Markdown editing on Stack Overflow: <p id="part-link1">Part Link 1</p> <p id=&...
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Change font style Markdown

Is there a way to change the font family on Markdown? Specifically, for the code and regular text. I've seen this feature in Markdown editors and viewers, but I'm not sure if it can be exported.
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False code detection from the outside code-block when inserting the reference [duplicate]

Inserting the reference after the code block causes an error. I have to use a line break to solve it, but want it to be possible not to use hacks, because after the code block I write not code but ...
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Add Table Generator link as part of the help in SO Editor for generating tables using markdown format or embed it in the SO Editor

This feature request was posted in Meta Stack Overflow, it was pointed out that this feature (adding the Table Generator link or embedding the tool) was not considered in the new version of the SO ...
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Revision history behaves strangely when there is only an edit in Markdown

I was trying to see what was changed from revision 1 to revision 2 of this post and it appeared that nothing changed in the side-by-side view: I switched to the side-by-side Markdown view and the ...
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Tables just became broken in Markdown preview

I just tried to insert a table while writing a post but it appeared broken in the preview. I used the basic example shown in the "formatting tips" to confirm: | A header | Another header | | ...
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Stacks Editor Markdown preview mode is now available

Following the alpha release of the Stacks Editor, we got lots of feedback (including three out of the top four answers on the post, as well as other answers below and many comments) asking for a way ...
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Adding a link to formatted text in Rich Text mode causes the text to lose formatting

In Rich Text mode, type some text and add some formatting to it (bold, italic, inline code, etc.). Then, select the text and add a link to it. The text loses all its formatting. For example, a**b**c ...
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Making part of a link text bold or italic causes the link to be repeated

The Rich Text mode causes links to be repeated whenever a part of the link text is made bold or italic. To reproduce: Type some text. Add a hyperlink to it. Select part of the text and make it either ...
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Code block within spoiler gives different result than shown

Background: I'm using the opt-in beta for the new editor. When using the following markdown in the answer editor: >! ```python >! if True: >! print "Hello World" >! ``` It ...
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Editor in "Ask Question" page has two snippet icons

There are two snippet icons displayed in the question's body Markdown editing tool. Clicking on both icons opens the snippet section. I am able to reproduce this on Meta Stack Exchange and Stack ...
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